Mike Ruso acts as managing editor of Thru Hike Florida and our sister site Thru-Paddle Florida.
Mike has thru-hiked the Appalachian and Florida Trails, half of the Pacific Crest Trail, and paddled the entire 1500-mile coastline of Florida in a kayak. Mike and his paddling partner Dan Dick were the first people to thru-paddle the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail from west to east. Mike blogs about writing, teaching, literature, film, photography, and environmental issues at mikeruso.com, and his nature photography is on Instagram @mikerusophotography.
Neither the US Forest Service nor the Florida Trail Association is affiliated with this site, and they do not endorse any of the statements we've made here. The opinions expressed are those of our editors and writers only.
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